Deploying IBM Spectrum Symphony in the cloud by leveraging IBM Cloud Schematics
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IBM Cloud Schematics (previously IBM Bluemix Schematics), is an automation tool that uses Terraform to deploy your infrastructure as code. When you deploy your infrastructure as a single unit, you can reuse those cloud resource definitions across any number of environments. This blog discusses how to take an IBM Spectrum Symphony cluster installation as a single infrastructure unit, and reuse it across environments. It uses an IBM Cloud Schematics template, which requires both a Bluemix account and a Bluemix Infrastructure (Softlayer) account (you can also link your existing SoftLayer account with Bluemix).
IBM Cloud Schematics provides a template library of infrastructure building blocks. The templates are composed of IBM cloud services that are deployable and reusable. Use the hpc-fss-cluster template to create an IBM Spectrum Symphony cluster at the latest product version level. It is one of the templates provided by IBM Cloud Schematics service and is used mainly for evaluation purposes. This template is automatically available to all users in your Bluemix account. You can create and manage any number of IBM Spectrum Symphony cluster environments with it.
Creating an IBM Spectrum Symphony cluster from the IBM Cloud Schematics template
Creating an IBM Spectrum Symphony cluster from the IBM Cloud Schematics template is fairly straight forward, as you can define your cluster by providing Terraform variables within the Bluemix console:
You can refer to the template documentation (in step 2 above) for additional help for each variable.
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Once you have created the IBM Spectrum Symphony cluster, you can modify it or remove it (if it is no longer needed):
For more details about IBM Cloud Schematics, refer to IBM Cloud Schematics documentation.
For more details about IBM Spectrum Symphony, refer to IBM Knowledge Center.